Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG A-mount lens review by Richalf

reviewer#6831 date: Jan-27-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4.2
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:$1,070 CDN
positive:Good Range
Solid Build
Exceptional Rich Colours
negative:Weight(but thats's the trade off for solid build)
Buldging front element
Some vignetting with lens hood at wide end
Have to be careful of flare in sunlight.
comment:For the price of this lens I would like to have seen it go to F3.5 at the wide end, it ceratily seems big enough for it.

The focus is reliable and pretty quick and the lens is built very solidly.

If you can get a good deal on a used one it's definitely worth it as it is a very nice and usful lens for landscapes.

I just feel I paid too much for it

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 49
  • sharpness: 4.04
  • color: 4.39
  • build: 4.49
  • distortion: 4.49
  • flare control: 3.65
  • overall: 4.21 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania